As of 5/1/2021 we've officially deprecated SMS notifications due to lack of utilization and costly to maintain. Please note that we'll have push notifications coming to our mobile apps.
Added - Metra North Commuter Units in New Haven paint (P32AC-DM #228-231 and BL20GH 126-127, 129-130).
Please note that we don't send out notifications for units in regular commuter service.
We've unlocked NW611 in preparation for its move in May.
Fixed an issue where the server was failing to send out emails during registrations / forgot passwords. If you registered your account between 4/12/2021 8PM EST to 4/16/2021 8PM EST you likely didn't receive an email.
Please visit the profile page to generate another email verification link (link)
Added - WE7023 - 30th Anniversary
Added Cedar Fall, IA to the web cam map
UP1995 reporting restrictions have been lifted. UP has placed the unit back in service as of yesterday.
On the web site (Desktop View) we've added the ability to see the locations of web cams within the USA/Canada. Please contact us if there are missing. This will be useful if trying to locate and track a Heritage Unit.
Also note that this is in preparation for our new mobile app which will ask specifically what camera you saw the locomotive at to assist with keeping reporting consistent.
HeritageUnits.com is not affiliated with these camera operators. While some of these cameras are free to view, others are not. We do ask that you support each operator on their respective sites via a membership or donations.
Added - KCS2823 - KCS Grey
Removed - BCOL 4643 - BC Rail Paint - Scrapped
Added - Canadian Pacific's "Central, Maine & Quebec" units
Removed - NS 3215 - 2014 NMRA - SOld to PRLX
Reactivated - NS3492 OLS as it's been spotted in numerous locations.
Added - EMDX7235 - EMDX Black
Reactivated CSX 911, 3194 and 1776. Reportable on CSX Q410-14 to Selkirk, NY
AMTK184 is now reportable again
Added remaining KCS units in Grey.
Removed - BNSF 2843 - ATSF Bluebonnet (Repainted)
Removed - BNSF 2831 - BN Paint (Repainted)
Added - KCS 2967 - KCS Grey
Removed - BNSF 193 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Just resolved an issue with our password reset. If you had troubles logging in after a password reset it's likely that your new password wasn't complex enough. The password reset page wasn't displaying validation messages when a new password didn't meet the requirements. This has been resolved at as of 1/10/2021 6:30PM EST.
There have also been a couple instances where a fellow user might accidently selected the wrong locomotive during a report. For example; it's a locomotive on the east coast only but was reported on the west coast. This could happen if the person was scrolling the locomotive selection screen and accidently tapped the wrong locomotive during a scroll. For such a unique situation; we've added geo-fencing for handful of unique locomotives.
Added - BNSF 3027 - BN Paint
Our moderators now have the ability to update the leader status on a report. Previously if a user made a mistake selecting the leader we would have to take it down. Now our team can fix the mistake so the report can stay viewable.
Removed - GTW 4926 - GTW Paint - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1885 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Fixed an issue where the "distance away" was displaying incorrectly on the latest location view on the mobile app. This view was never designed to show the distance away and thus resulted in very confusing results.
The entire staff here at HeritageUnits.com wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, & Happy New Year...
Fixed a bug on the mobile (web) for locomotive list page. Was creating duplicate entries for the same categories. Thanks J. Higgins for bring this to my attention.
Fixed a bug where user favorites was not displaying within the apps (iOS/Android/Web). Many thanks to Tom B. for bringing it to my attention.
Removed - BNSF 2947 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - AMTK 189 - Big Game Train - Stickers removed
Removed - BNSF 2949 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 2939 - BN Paint - Repainted
Added - BNSF 196 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1638 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1645 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1648 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1761 - ATSF Bluebonnet
BNSF677 & BNSF686 are reportable again. Spotted in Kansas City, MO.
Removed - BNSF 2857 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - IC 2455 - Blue Devil - Scrapped
Fixed a bug where custom favorites couldn't be updated on the web. Thanks Phil for letting us know.
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Renamed - CN 3233 to Veterans Unit